Maddox returns to previous form with this stunning review of the zombie flick.
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well hello there tomas how are u doin? hvnt spoken to you in a long time u shud hve cum to leeds for my birthday thout sue had told u about it and u were cumin down. as soon as sue arrived she gave me my present well didnt tell me it was my present and i droped it on the floor yeah it was a bottle of wine! never mind thou. so how r u? and ur love life? i believe u r takin my suzie to a wedding dont u be gettin any ideas bout poppin the question while ur there only jokin! wat r u doin now ru still in tesco (i think thats where u were isnt it). hows will doin? ull hve to cum and stay wit us soon oh yeah weve got a house from the first of july so house parties i think r necessary! take care of urself and keep in touch
–the thing is that I never get thse sorts of emails really to me… only to the 'other' Tom Clarke. How many of us are there? Have other Toms received emails for me? Written in txt spk and CoDeZ? Probably not.
I downloaded the Grey Album last night, and it's pretty good. It's a mixture of Jay-Z's Black Album and the White Album by the Beatles. Which, er, makes it Grey. Or Gray as the Americans say.
Unfortunately, this won't be heard much on the radio, despite its being a highpoint in the bootleg craze of the last two years. The remaining Beatles (never particularly known for their fun-loving, carefree attitude, at least not since they became millionaires!) have stopped it being sold/played by anyone.
So download it! It's grate!
The luxury hotel (****) was more like (***), but still great fun! Bizarrely, the hotel bar closed at 11pm, and reception refused to send drinks up to our room after this time (how do these places survive if they won't allow romantic, gullible fools to order overpriced, warm Cava at 11.30 pm?!)… still, Roses out of season was pleasant. We walked along the beach for a minute or two at night, and the sound of small waves breaking on the shore brought back images of Devon in the summer.
I decided it would be wise at this point to smoke a joint in the bath (we don't have a bath at home, only a shower; and no, this wasn't irresponsible in the least: sometimes, extreme relaxation is completely deserved, and this was one of those times).
Then yesterday, we went to a few other costal towns (including Cadaques, Salvador 'mad pervert' Dalí's home town), looked at boats, eggs on roofs, children and the like, before eating at a seaside restaurant. I had some of the best lamb chops ever (though I think they were helped along by a delicious Crianza). G's parents were very kind to organise this for us, and for driving us around the Costa Brava.
The short trip really put us in the travelling mood. We are almost certainly going to Australia this year, but the question is when. Ideally, we'll go at the end of November, enjoy some sunshine there, and have the chance of an earlier break (in July) too. We have been considering an Interrail trip around Spain, Portugal and Morocco. However, this will also depend on the job situation – I think I'm going to have to start looking pretty soon for an alternative to Order Entry Agent.
Coming up (maybe later today)>> more images and other stuff for the website. Adéu!
Last time I said that, it rained for a week and a half, then snowed, then rained again.
Putting more stuff online this Saturday. After we spend a night in a luxury hotel.
What terrorists will be wearing next season. (stolen from the BBC).
We are losing a government which managed to maintain a popular mandate through two elections, but pursued policies which were hugely unpopular with the Spanish people.
Hopefully, this surprise will result in Tony Blair taking stock regarding his position in Europe and with the United States. Zapatero, Spain's new Presidente del Gobierno heralds a possible return to social democracy and workers' rights as the main agenda for Europe. Terrorism will, rightly, remain a high priority; but ideally, the discussion will be about how to improve our relations with mid-eastern countries… and how we can help them to modernise in order to help eradicate the Islamist threat.
who bombed those trains in Madrid?
We're all well, for those who may be interested.
From BBC News:
Eccentric American country singer and writer Kinky Friedman has announced he will stand for George W Bush's old job as Texas governor in 2006.
The man behind the Texas Jewboys band and such best-selling crime novels as Kill Two Birds and Get Stoned is set to run as an independent candidate.
While his policies are as yet unclear, Mr Friedman has pledged to "not kiss babies [but] their mothers".
Asked why he is standing, he replies: "Why the hell not?"
is a grate game. not like the old russia/britain/india thing… more like gta3 really. but better.